City: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Festhalle
Date: December 14, 1980

Setlist:
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Fat Bottomed Girls, Love Of My Life, Imagine, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Flash, The Hero, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen



                         

Brian plays the wrong chord on the piano at the beginning of Save Me, causing him to hesitate a bit. Freddie has to stop for a moment until he figures out where Brian is.

Brian, after Fat Bottomed Girls: "I have very little to say, except you're probably the best audience in the western world. The loudest, anyway." Much applause ensues, of course. "This better be good, I tell you. You gotta sing this pretty good. This is called Love Of My Life."

The band play Imagine once again, as they did the night after John Lennon was shot.

The first picture is of the opening band, Straight Eight.

The second set of pictures was taken by Thomas Steffan. Pic 4 was taken during I'm In Love With My Car, pic 6 was taken during Brian's solo, and pic 12 was taken during Another One Bites The Dust.


Recording length: 99 minutes (2 CD, complete)
Quality: B+
Source: Audience
Lineage: "Imagine" (Gypsy Eye) silvers

     
Track listing:
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Fat Bottomed Girls, Love Of My Life, Imagine, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Flash, The Hero, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, Sheer Heart Attack, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen


The sound itself is great - certainly the lowest generation copy of the recording circulating, and in stereo sound. Gypsy Eye didn't add their usual crackling sound this time, but they did find another way to destroy this recording. The stereo sound inverts sporadically, with a digital click on each end of it - sometimes as often as once every couple seconds. All this results in a very frustrating listen, if one is even able to make their way through it. Sound quality issues aside, someone near the taper has an awful-sounding voice, making the concert a bit less than enjoyable at times.

Sheer Heart Attack and God Save The Queen are spliced in from an inferior audience source.

The artwork, modeled after John Lennon's Imagine album, is the best thing about this bootleg.


Recording length: 92 minutes (2 CD, incomplete)
Quality: A-
Source: Audience
Lineage: AUD > ? > CDR (x)
Track listing:
Jailhouse Rock, We Will Rock You (fast), Let Me Entertain You, Play The Game, Mustapha, Death On Two Legs, Killer Queen, I'm In Love With My Car, Get Down Make Love, Save Me, Now I'm Here, Dragon Attack, Now I'm Here (reprise), Fat Bottomed Girls, Love Of My Life, Imagine, drum/guitar solos, Battle Theme, Flash, The Hero, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions


This is a great version of the recording, but unfortunately it's a mono transfer. It plays a half-semitone too fast.

This is the best recording of Queen's emotional rendition of Imagine - essential listening for any Queen fan, or even any John Lennon fan, as it's always interesting to hear one legend's song interpreted by another.




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